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Tai Chi & Qigong


This class is taught by:

Katherine Ryan

Katherine is certified to lead group or private sessions in both Qigong and Tai Chi including the practice areas of ~ meditation, mindfulness, affirmation, visualization, guided imagery, deep relaxation, progressive relaxation, breathing practices and gentle movement.

Sessions are designed to facilitate and engage the relaxation response, thereby maximizing benefits to body, mind and spirit. Qigong practices are rooted in the Chinese Medical Style also known as Healing Qigong. Tai Chi practices are rooted in the simplified, non-lineage format of traditional Tai Chi and performed in Single Form or Temple Style. This style embraces the repetition of movements (rather than sequential movements as performed in short and long form traditions) as an enhanced pathway to cultivating the awareness and flow of Qi / Chi ~ that healing, living energy that exists within us all.

Katherine is truly grateful that some of her best moments in life are spent in the company of her (undoubtedly fully enlightened) canine companion, Bodhi…she also thinks strands of little white lights make everything better…they just do.

Yuri Grevtsev

Born in Moscow, Russia, Yuri started practicing Qi Gong at age 15, learning from various Chinese teachers and mindfulness meditation from Buddhist monks. Since 1991, he has been a certified instructor of this ancient healing art. From 2011 – 2014, he led the Qi Gong Program at the Wellspring Cancer Support Center in Toronto.
 
Now living in Scottsdale, Yuri is eager to spread the benefits of Qi Gong, assisting individuals and groups.
These two ancient modalities involve slow, mindful movement as a form of meditation and healing. All levels welcome.
 
Detailed Class Description:
 
Gentle warm-up: addressing flexibility, balance, coordination and range of motion.

Static Five Methods of Qigong: which focuses on fostering participants’ awareness of Qi (internal energy) through slow, continuous breathing and meditation.

Dynamic Qigong is designed to further discover and empower the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Students learn to differentiate between yin and yang, full and empty, weight and no weight dynamics.

The “Tai Chi Meditative Step” clarifies the diversity of yin and yang by coordinating footwork and activity with a chi ball.

The well structured, yet simple to acquire, “Tai Chi Kitchen Form” is next in this progression.

This program concludes with “8 pieces of silk brocade Qi Gong”, which is a balanced, invigorating mixture of yin and yang movements.


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 24 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Katherine Ryan
  • Thu Aug 31 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Katherine Ryan
  • Thu Sep 07 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Katherine Ryan
  • Thu Sep 14 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Katherine Ryan
  • Thu Sep 21 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Katherine Ryan
  • Thu Sep 28 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Katherine Ryan
  • Thu Oct 05 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Katherine Ryan
  • Thu Oct 12 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Katherine Ryan
  • Thu Oct 19 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Yuri Grevtsev
  • Thu Oct 26 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Yuri Grevtsev


 New Student Special: 

1 Week Unlimited for $25*

*Classes only. Excludes workshops and series. Please contact us at 480.207.6016 for more information.

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Our Center is located in two separate buildings:

Building A | Main Registration Building

10309 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Building B | Activities Center

10339 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon- Fri 9:00am - 1:30pm & 3 - 6pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:30pm